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delboy last won the day on November 6 2011

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    ka mk2 1999 fiesta.. mazda2 2016 1.5l
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  1. i doubt the previous owner realized you need a chip in the key to start the engine you do need the master if you ever do any work on the ignition. pop into fords and ask them about a replacement.
  2. not really worth messing with . you will have to notify your insurance aswell and have the car re registerd with the dvla then it maybe a sod to sell on best to save ££ and get a car that has performance as standard like a fiesta st or the fiat 500 abarth.
  3. did you find the leak andy. let us know for future referance for others to use.
  4. ahh the old rusty ka bites back. glad you got it sorted
  5. any luck russwh
  6. did you get the squeeling sorted ifso what was the cause
  7. replace the ht leads and then if no good have the car tested as you may have hit the timing out on the cam when the head was done. why did you have the head skimmed and the other parts if it was a runner ??
  8. i would first replae plugs and ht leads and air filter. have the wireing check on the battery and altinator aswell. some obd readers oony does the basic reads not a full read and i dont always trust them as they cannot find a broken or damaged item so it's down to us to replace on a trial and error basis. i had similar on my fiesta and it turned out to be altinator plugs and ht lt leads. the fuel pump is working as it does fire up so you eliminated that. check the air hoses are not split aswell as that will make it sound like a tank as would a hole in the exhaust
  9. on the fan kicking in from what you said sounds about right. i would do as szabi says thermostat and housing and flush the system. a relay dont cost much either so mayaswell change that part aswell
  10. you can buy a belt dressing spray but to be honest i would have the belt replaced as that sounds like the problem your having dont spray any lubricant like wd40 on it as you will make things worse. start by replacing the belt if that dont work then the tensioner or do both at the same time
  11. there you go 12 months or 12500 miles the servicing is the same across the range i would have the brake fluid changed as thats a every 2 yr on the ka and oil plugs all filters and have the radiator fluid changed that way you know its all got for a few years. i do my daughters oil change every 2 yrs as she dont do the miles in the car. hope this has been of help. this i info is for the mk2 ka but will be same for the older mk1 model the link worked a treat for my daughters 2010 ka thanks wes
  12. russ the other thing you can try is looking up the fiat 500 details or owners club as the f 500 uses a lot of the same parts and someone may have had the same problem and put up the fix ? worth a go mate
  13. check the lights are sealed properly & the wire harness into the boot lid is secure. you may find it's a build up of condensation thats filled the boot with water. perhaps drill a drain hole but take care not to hit the petrol tank. drill from underneath perhaps unless you know it's clear to drill. had same on a fiesta and it was condensation due to the damp /wet mornings using the rear defog so often and people being in the car making things worse. let us know how you get on
  14. sounds like the idle control valve to me. remove it and clean it with brake cleaner or petrol or wd40 and refit it . the other way is to clean out the air intake as the flap (butterfly) maybe sticking but not sure what one the mk2 ka has. look on the net for idle control valve. the ka and the fiat 500 are pretty much the same off the top of my head so you may be ok to also look up fiat 500 i thik it looks like the piccy below as thats what was used on the previous models
  15. replace the heater control valve as that maybe stuck open. its not a big job this video shows a ford fiesta but it's the same for the ford ka